Works for Me Wednesday: The Kitchen Organization Edition

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Today’s Works for Me Wednesday is a themed edition about kitchen organization. I love my kitchen; it’s probably the only room in the house that I can call mine. It’s the one little space that I can, generally speaking, clean and expect to have it stay clean for a little while. The kids are old enough to fix their own drinks and snacks, but they usually (okay, at least half the time) clean up after themselves.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any especially brilliant kitchen management tips and I’ve shared my favorite kitchen cleaning tip once before (I didn’t realize it was quite so long ago, until I went to look up the link…if you go looking for it, scroll way down to “tip of the day”), so today, I’ll share my two favorite kitchen gadgets (and, no, I am not, in any way affiliated with the two companies who make my favorite gadgets).

The first is my Pampered Chef Kitchen Shears. I *love* them! They are one of the few things that I’ve bought from Pampered Chef that I haven’t later wondered why I bought them. (See, I told you I wasn’t affiliated with the companies!) I use them nearly every day for something — whether it’s simply poking a hole in a package that I’m having trouble opening or even cutting all those ridiculous plastic/metal twisty things that hopelessly ensnare every toy sold in the U.S. these days.

I think that probably the biggest reason I like my shears is that they come with this handy little holder that sticks onto the wall, so I always know where they are. And, until recently, it was high enough that none of the kids could reach it. Of course, that doesn’t work now since only one of the three is still shorter than me. I also like that the shear blades are stainless steel, so I can toss them in the dishwasher as needed.

My other favorite gadget isn’t really a gadget. It’s a Tupperware storage container that I’ve had since the days when I sold Tupperware (okay, so I used to be affiliated with this one, but it’s been over twelve years ago). I have lots of Tupperware storage pieces, but the one I’m thinking of is the one in which I store brown sugar and I love it! Because the container is airtight, my brown sugar is always soft and ready-to-use. I don’t suppose it would have to be a Tupperware container. Any air-tight container should work, but, if you’re tired of trying to use a brown sugar brick, get an air-tight container of some sort — it will be worth the investment. I buy the big, two-pound bags of brown sugar and store it, successfully, for months.

See? I told you. No brilliant kitchen management tips. Maybe you can find some, though, if you visit Shannon, at Rocks In My Dryer, for more Works for Me Wednesday: The Kitchen Organization Edition.


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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. i had a pair of PC kitchen shears we were given when we got married. Aaron decided to try to cut a piece of metal with them and they broke. Yeah. Idiot.

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. I loved my PC shears too, until they mysteriously disappeared. Hubby says he didn’t take them to use on some project in the garage, but I’m not so sure…

  3. Plug for Tupperware, although I no longer sell it either: Nothing compares to a Tupperware seal. Even the Rubbermaid containers can’t be trusted floating in a cooler of melted ice…but my Tupperware can!

  4. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting the kitchen shears for quite some time. Now, I guess I’ve got good reason to take the plunge!

    My brown sugar resides in a tupperware container…always nice and soft.

  5. I have thought about getting those PC kitchen shears before. Maybe I’ll have to get them next time I am invited to a party. I actually really enjoy almost everything I have ordered from them (which has been too much!).

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